Court Reporting Ethics: Incentive Gifts to Attorneys

Does your court reporting firm offer you, your assistant, or your paralegal, gifts of money, gift cards, or products in exchange for scheduling your depositions with them?  Over the years, some court reporting firms have participated in a disturbing practice of offering “rewards programs” for attorneys and their law firms whereby the scheduler of depositions earns points or gifts every time they schedule with that court reporting firm.

This can be a dangerous practice for court reporting firms as well as the attorneys and their clients.  As keepers of the record and officers of the court, court reporters should maintain impartiality […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Attorneys, Court Reporters|Comments Off on Court Reporting Ethics: Incentive Gifts to Attorneys

Columbus Attorneys Offer Tips on Work-Life Balance

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon seminar put on by the Women Lawyers of Franklin County which featured a presentation by two Columbus attorneys, Stephanie Hanna (Carlile Patchen & Murphy) and Simi Botic (Dinsmore & Shohl).  In addition to her career as a healthcare attorney, Simi is also a holistic health coach at The Micro Harvest.

The subject was “How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance,” and the timing couldn’t have been better, with Thanksgiving only a couple weeks away and Christmas speeding towards me.

I felt this was such a fun presentation […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Attorneys|Comments Off on Columbus Attorneys Offer Tips on Work-Life Balance